Logan Smith

1865 - 1946

A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on meaning

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Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on death, discovery, friendship, life, meaning, people, and words

A Tribute to Logan Pearsall Smith by Cyril Connolly: Two weeks before his death, a friend asked him half jokingly if he had discovered any meaning in life. "Yes," he replied, "there is a meaning; at least, for me, there is one thing that matters - to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people."

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on danger

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How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, "Life and Human Nature" (1931).

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on achievement, aim, life, and mankind

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on plants

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Isn't it odd that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on?

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on death, forgiveness, and friendship

I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on authors and good

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on happiness, vulgarity, and wine

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on aphorisms, clothes, intuition, and words

An aphorism is [that which] drags from obscurity a recognizable intuition by clothing it in words.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: adapted from Logan Pearsall Smith

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on aphorisms and reason

Aphorisms are salted not sugared almonds at Reason's Feast.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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